Ken McKenzie

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This article is about the sports journalist and publisher. For the Australian rules footballer, see Ken McKenzie (footballer).
Ken McKenzie
Born (1923-08-19)August 19, 1923
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died April 9, 2003(2003-04-09) (aged 79)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation journalist, publisher
Years active 1947–1980
Employer The Buffalo News
Awards Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award (1997)

Ken McKenzie (August 19, 1923 – April 9, 2003) was a journalist, and the co-founder (with Will Côté) and longtime president and founding publisher of The Hockey News magazine.[1][2] McKenzie was honoured in 1997 as a recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award.[3] McKenzie is also an “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. He died of colon cancer in 2003.[4]

McKenzie was honored by three different ice hockey leagues, each with trophies bearing his name.


  1. ^ Golf Association of Ontario. "The Estate of Ken McKenzie Donates $75,000 to GAO Scholarship Fund". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  2. ^ American Hockey League. "Ken McKenzie Award". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  3. ^ Hockey Hall of Fame. "Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award winners". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  4. ^ Hockey News co-founder McKenzie dead at 79: [Final Edition] The Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, B.C] 11 Apr 2003: G6.

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